Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1969-08-03
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d1t02 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t03 - Hi-Heel Sneakers
d1t04 - High Time
d1t05 - Mama Tried
d2t01 - Dark Star
d2t02 - Alligator ->
d2t03 - Drums ->
d2t04 - The Other One ->
d2t05 - Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
d2t06 - And We Bid You Goodnight
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|Hard To Handle
|Beat It On Down The Line
|The Other One ->
|Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
|And We Bid You Goodnight
- 2007-12-29 13:28:22
- Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
- San Francisco, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: Caution: Mind Blown
Imagine if you will a Sunday night in 1969, Grateful Dead at the Family Dog on the Great Highway in San Francisco. Waves crashing on Ocean Beach nearby. The stage set for special guests to add their signatures to the sonic witches brew. I'm sure the high beams on the Bus were shining bright that Sunday night...
Magical Dark Star crashes through the transitive nightfall, on through the forms and phases of the heros journey only to coalesce into one of the most delicate and mournful melodies ever heard as the violin plays timeless strains over primordial feedback resolving into And We Bid You Goodnight. The finest ever seen...
Subject: Unique this Versus 3/29/90
Subject: Tremendous historic show.
Subject: other one
Some reactions re some of the show:
First Track [blast off (my personal title)]
12/11 AM Eyeopener with coffee, just rolled outta bed: Pig Pen blew out my funny bone. Giant Belly Laugh.
12/11 PM and 12/12 AM & PM: still lovin it
12/11 AM & PM, 12/12 AM & PM: too short.
High Heeled Sneakers:
12/11 AM & PM, 12/12 AM: I can rock to this.
12/12 PM: high heeled sneakers...Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys; red dress...Lady in the Red Dress -Dillinger; boxing gloves...Hurricane -Dylan
you know the one:
I wept each time
Do Not Step on Tracks:
12/12 AM fun!
12/12 PM ...mind the gap...[personal: gonna eat in tonight after garden chores; no walkin, no drivin, no bike, no bus, no train...]...just smilin, over here...
you will love the whole show and bookmark it, I betcha.
Subject: Back into Dark Star
Subject: Hi heeled sneakers!
Love the way Pig and Jerry alternate verses on Hi-heeled.
High Time in 69 is just other worldy (and this is just a little after the moon landing)
The sound early is snarly at times but one can only ponder if the jazz flavor of this show was an early precursor for the horns on Wake of the Flood.
DARK STAR brings clarity here as a point of departure.
I was at the Nassau Dark Star show 3/29/90 with Branford and this gives me that same free form jazzy feeling.
I must have missed this recording back in the day so this is a real treat and as already commented upon by other reviwers the sound is much cleaner by this point in the show.
Dark Star > Alligator- You can't go wrong with that combo.
One of the nice things about this show is Pigpen is involved throughout.
and just in case everyone was getting winded a brief but nice drumz into a blazing OTHER ONE
Bobby does not even wait for a break in the jam he simply drops the lyrics in the middle of some serious shredding.
Wow about 7 minutes in it is absolute pandemonium until about the 8;30 mark a bit of respite and then wham they are off again.
This alone is great and then comes the horn player leading a charge. my oh my!
If they would have jammed with SUN RA it would probably have sounded something like this.
Well it would have been even crazier I am sure but this is headed in the right direction.
How's this for a launch into CAUTION it takes 3 minutes to even get into the 'Do NOT stop on tracks' groove. (nuts-Sound coming and going)
You gotta love the 'ALL YOU NEED' harmonies.
Pig right in it "Just a Touch!"
Sound slipping back to how it was in the start of the show. Oh, well I got the jist of it.
Seriously another show in need of a taper time machine trip.
Proof positive that the Grateful Dead were into all kinds of musical expression especially for this show some killer free form jazz.
The horn player is playing a very familiar tune. Man it is like an army tune. Wow bet that gave Jerry a flashback. It gave me one.
Oh the horn player is dropping all kinds of old tune phrases. I think even 'America the Beautiful'
And whatever the fiddle player is jamming is quite nice as well. Damn that is like some kind of a bluegrass tune.
Oh my this would make the Stringdusters smile
And while the fiddler is still playing on comes "WE BID YOU GOODNIGHT". I just love PHIL'S deep voice on this tune.
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Grateful Dead
Subject: Real Cool
Subject: The Dead sound somewhat like Duke Ellington Orchestra
Subject: very cool
Subject: Free jazz Dead
Subject: Listen to this dark star!`
Subject: Truly unusual Dead
Subject: Mystery Other One
David LaFlamme - violin
Charles Lloyd - saxophone
an interesting listen if anyone can come up with concrete evidence of this let me know
a pure sbd with little to NO hiss